I almost forgot that I still owe you some lines about this topic.. so when I remembered, I instantly jumped from hibernation..
but don't worry, this subject is for next year yet... plenty of time...
besides our batch is a group of achievers, therefore, we will not suffer from dearth of nominees.
On the contrary, the selection process might be a delightfully challenging one because if we were a basketball team, we have a very deep bench!
let's look at our mythical "team" :
I imagine capt rudy, or leo the aviator, to be the center and capt. ball. Tall, fit and trim - in his prime he was at the cream of the Phil. Air Force circa 1980's ---ready to answer the call of duty, to defend the country against invaders, insurgents, destabilizers and coup plotters. Of course in recent years he's been into commercial airline industry but still, he devoted a good number of his younger, more aggressive years for the service, specifically, defense of the nation.
on forwards, who are in the forefront of public service - up to this time. Foremost is the indefatigueable (did i spell it right? or shud i use "tireless" na lang?) Toti who discarded working in a multinational company in favor of service oriented govt offices or jobs. Whether at DAR or any of those NGOs and even up to now as private consultant, he's into projects for the public good and welfare. These projects have direct impact to the needy. The amazing and always mobile Ed Canela is also in private consultancy, and has a regional / global scope. Just the same, a good rating in service for the betterment of human kind, especially in the developing world.
At the grassroot level we have the likes of Elmer Auro, who's been teaching in the past 36 years. Stationed presently in the remote town of Tinambac in Camarines Sur, he and his students walk many kilometers to and from school. Through sun and rain, typhoons and drought, mud and dust, he treks to school with a sense of mission and dedication. Hardships, mixed with modest / often delayed salaries are not enough to weaken his resolve. Nothing would stall the ready smile on his face, signs of a happy man in his chosen career. We have also the likes of Efren Mago and Amelita Adem, quiet and low-key barangay/community service persons, in agriculture and general rural service.
What about guards? We can think of the spiritual guardians, the likes of Father Efren and Sister Teresita - dedicated servants of God and man. ( I leave it to Toti if we will include bro. Ed Rios in this group..he..he.)
Also, the guardians of health: nurses and doctors like Dra. Yoly, who to her credit, had opted to practice her career in Daet and give back something to the community, to her beloved Daet and adjoining towns. Our nurses abroad, (hello, Fechie, hello Marybeth..!) have spent their lives in this noble profession, with the same hard work and dedication; and over the years have progressed into higher, sensitive positions, earning the respect and esteem of their colleagues and superiors.
The rest of us- who preferred to stay in private business, big or small, or private employment,- whether retired or still "digging the salt mines" - who have worked quietly, diligently, and with equal sense of moral fortitude, are the "substitutes" or the cheerers or the "mascots" or waterboys/girls in the team. the support group. We are of course relatively low in direct public impact, but in the sensethat we help the economy moving, pay our share of taxes, and do our duties to build good families and guide our children to become good, honest citizens with fear of God and love of country... are contributions towards public good as well.
The obvious question is who will be our "MVP" - the nominee from the numerous achievers above? Anyone above can be winners. but if there should only be one nominee – our small selection committee, probably to be co-chaired by Men and Mendy, would probably coordinate with the DPS on the criteria or guides in due time, and I'm sure they will be able to pick the "cream of the crop" but probably with just a very narrow margin from the rest.
and well, ahemmm, as for the team's muse, let's leave it to the keen and sharp eyes of boboy ong and dorset to make the suggestions..!
besos y abrasos, and happy weekend to all!
Hi Bert and Men,
Am again in the Singapore Airlines lounge here in Manila for the Central Java mission.
Regarding the awards, naku…please wag na lang akong isali sa ganito. So sorry I was not able to follow this thread since I was out in Aceh. I would rather be the prize giver this time. I can donate a prize for an Award to individual/s that will meet some specific criteria, I have too much psych awards already…Most Outstanding LCCI Alumni (2001?) together with the then BIR chairperson Chato Vinzons. Also got the MIT Outstanding Alumni already (twice in a row). I would rather be the awarder this time……I would agree with Bob that those who are in Daet deserve more than we who are already too much blessed being able to stay in Manila or the elsewhere. Oh, ayan me prize na! HugsssssssMay 5, 2007
Next year, DPS has a major celebration (I forgot how many years' anniversary.) Estring Asis is requesting our class to nominate an outstanding alumnus/alumna.
30% - diction
30% - musicality
20% - stage presence
20% - overall impact
Mali! Hindi pala ito Pinoy Pop Superstar!Seriously, I don't know the criteria. While verifying the criteria from Estring, why don't we come up with our own. Then let's look at who would fit into it. I would suppose he/she would be someone who has a successful personal/family life, successful career, and has made significant contributions to the community (local or global), and since it's DPS, someone who has adhered to the christian values. These are just random thoughts.
Oopss, I forgot to ask, are we interested in selecting and submitting our nominees?